Verde Hot Springs

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Floyd Williams built the Verde Hot Springs Hotel on the west bank of the Verde River. The resort had several rock and concrete pools fed by the mineral hot springs. One legend has it that Al Capone once visited the Verde Hot Springs. The hotel burned in 1962, but the hot springs and its pools survive. The walls of the enclosed pools are decorated with pretty decent graffiti artwork. There's an abandoned ranch near the hot springs. While vehicles can't ford the Verde River near the hot springs, there's plenty of space to camp along the river bank. With declining ranching and mining in the area, the roads leading to the hot springs on the west side of the Verde River have either been abandoned or deteriorated. Most maps of the area are outdated and inaccurate. Beginning at Bloody Basin Road, the drive is not overly technical. However, this is an extremely remote area.